Just over a week ago an unused building in East London was occupied by a group of international artists and activists with the aim of opening up a new social space. The building has been secured, tided up and some essential repairs made. The rampart was born…
The Rampart will provide a rampant meeting and workshop space, free internet access, info shop, community cinema, vokue/cafe, extensive free shop, art gallery and theatre space… The building contains a cosy hall in which a stage has been built and the whole place decorated.
The Ramparts is really close to LARC, Freedom Book, the Hacklab and a squatted environmental project, and we’ll be avoiding duplicating the stuff they already provide while adding to the diversity of autonomous projects in the area.
This coming friday (21st), there will be an opening event, consisting of screenings performance, live music, poetry slam/open mic in the ramparts hall. If you would like to get involved on the night, please let us know ASAP. We also hope to do food but currently don’t have cooking tat to cater for large numbers (we need big pots, and loads of plates/bowls/mugs and cuttlery).
As is usual with such projects, the Rampart urgently needs people to volunteer some time either on an occasional or a regular basis so that the building can be open everyday. People are also welcome to organise events, run workshops etc.
Obviously the place also needs various things;
Tools, Paint, paint brushes, rollers etc.
Curtains, fabric, bedsheets etc, backdrops etc to cover windows/walls
Carpets, Furniture. especially sofas, chairs (stackable ones would be great)
Cooking tat: gas hobs/burners, large pots/pans etc. Cutlery, plates, bowls
A HIFI amplifier, speakers, tape/cd player
vhs vcr, dvd player (a projector would be nice).
computers; monitors, keyboards, mice, network cables etc
deadbolts, padlocks, yale locks, mortice locks
Also welcome: stuff for the free shop – books, clothes etc.
The address of the hall is 7a Rampart Street which is off Commercial Road and Canon Street (nearest tube Shadwell – bus routes 15, 100, 115)
Phone us on 07050 618445